Key Stage 4 Graphics

OCR GCSE Graphics - J303

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-design-and-technology-graphics-j303-from-2012/

Course overview: this GCSE course has three units:

Unit A531: Introduction to designing and making

This unit involves candidates researching, designing and subsequently modelling a functional prototype.

Candidates must select a theme from a theme set by OCR. This theme can be contextualised in order to best suit centre specific circumstances.

60 marks - 30% of the total GCSE marks

Controlled assessment - 20 hours

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated.

Unit A533: Making quality products

This unit focuses on the design and manufacture of a complete product from a theme set by OCR (see Appendix A). This should involve the candidate in the identificationof a suitable design opportunity, generation of design ideas showing creativity, modelling and skilful manufacture of a quality product, recording the key stages/processes of making and critical evaluation.

60 marks - 30% of the total GCSE marks

Controlled assessment - 20 hours

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated.

Unit A535: Sustainability and technical

This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and understanding underpinning the design andmanufacture of products made from graphicmaterials.

80 marks - 40% of the total GCSE marks

1 hour 30 mins written paper

Section A consists of 15 short answer questions and one question which may involve sketching, annotation, short sentences and extended writing. This section will focus on sustainability, product analysis and design.

Section B consists of three questions which may involve sketching, annotation, short sentences and extended writing. This section will focus on the technical aspects of working with equipment and the design of products.

This unit is externally assessed.

 

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn

First half-term

Drawing skills

Product analysis

Materials theory

Autumn

First half-term

Unit A533

Objective 2: making a quality product

Autumn

Second half-term

Unit A531

Objective 1: setting a project brief & research

Objective 2: specification & generating ideas

Autumn

Second half-term

Unit A533

Objective 2: making a quality product

Spring

First half-term

Unit A531

Objective 2: developing ideas/final idea

Objective 3: testing and trialling/modelling

Spring

First half-term

Unit A533

Unit 3: evaluation

Revision for Units A532 & A534

Spring

Second half-term

Unit A531

Objective 3: modelling final idea

Objective 4: evaluating

Spring

Second half-term

Unit A533

Unit 3: evaluation

Revision for Units A532 & A534

Summer

First half-term

Sustainability in Graphic Design

Summer

First half-term

Revision for Units A532 & A534

Summer

Second half-term

Unit A533

Objective 1: designing

Objective 2: making a quality product

Summer

Second half-term

N/A